Felix’s Chargrilled Oysters

So, I submitted two stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. The one on my Improve Class called Yes, Please! is on to the final round. The other one, about the first time I tried oysters in New Orleans with my Dad, didn’t get chosen, but it is nearContinue reading “Felix’s Chargrilled Oysters”

Survey Says…

I don’t know what’s been going on lately, but I feel there’s a cosmic shift in the universe. Things have been changing and developing at lightening speed. When I saw the Astro Twins headline “Why are so many changes happening?” it was confirmed for me, in a planet sense. Apparently Saturn has entered Pisces, disturbingContinue reading “Survey Says…”

Oyster Stew for Two

If you happen to find yourself with an excess of fresh oysters, as we did recently, you might want to consider making this easy Oyster Stew. We’d had the oysters raw on the half-shell and grilled with garlic butter and cheese, but I still had a couple dozen left, so what to do? I turnedContinue reading “Oyster Stew for Two”

Foodie in Miami Visits NYC

So, as mentioned in my previous post, the anniversary of our first date was February 7th. When Zeke proposed to me on Christmas Day in 2003, he invited me to New York on this date to go pick out the diamond for my engagement ring. The weather was freezing and I remember walking home fromContinue reading “Foodie in Miami Visits NYC”

Celebration Creme Brulee

So Zeke and my first date was February 7th, 2003. It was supposed to be a “one date and one date only” deal, since I was dating someone else, but I forgot my sweater in his car and he brought it over the following Monday. We started talking and made future plans for that weekend.Continue reading “Celebration Creme Brulee”

Superbowl Corn Dip

Zeke and I used to go to a Horseshoe Party around Thanksgiving each year. There were teams assembled, there was lots of beer (and other drinks) consumed and everybody brought a dish to share. Most of all, it was a good excuse to see old friends you didn’t get to see the rest of theContinue reading “Superbowl Corn Dip”

Pizza Party!

The front page of the New York Times Food section last week was “Hot from the freezer Aisle”, all about how Artisan pizzerias are striving to produce store-bought pies that taste delicious. These aren’t your typical Tombstone, DiGiorno or Red Baron pizzas, but pizzas that are wood-fired and made with Italian and organic ingredients. SalesContinue reading “Pizza Party!”

Easy Miso Soup

This is a super easy recipe I cut out of the paper which was titled “Late-Night Dish” Instant Soup; it ties into the Lunar Chinese New Year theme, but luckily, no rabbits were harmed in its making. It’s quicker that Ramen noodles out of the package and hits the spot when you want something warmContinue reading “Easy Miso Soup”

Speakeasies, Secret Bars and Rooftops- Oh my! Food Trends 2023

So, a new year is upon us which means it’s time for Foodie in Miami to look into her crystal ball and decide what new Food Trends are happening in 2023. Without further ado… I got an Ooni pizza oven for Christmas, as did my niece’s husband Tug, but it’s not just us! Ooni’s revenueContinue reading “Speakeasies, Secret Bars and Rooftops- Oh my! Food Trends 2023”

Best Miami Bites of 2022

It’s fun to look back at the year that’s about to end and remember all the wonderful meals eaten. Not all my meals were eaten in Miami, as we traveled to Charleston, New York, Hawaii and San Francisco this year, but this article is centered on food from my hometown- the 305- since this isContinue reading “Best Miami Bites of 2022”